(REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.) - Former Mayor of Dewey Beach, Diane Hanson is now an author. Her new book was released a few weeks ago and a launch party was held at the Rehoboth Beach Library to celebrate and give readers a chance to meet the author herself.
"Management Unleased: Leadership Lessons From My Dog" is a combination of fiction and reality. Hanson's inspiration comes from her early career as a manager. She used her experience from raising a dog to manage people. Local vendors selling came to the event bearing treats, prizes, and information on therapy dog training.
Hanson says that the dog in the book is named Dewey, like the town she used to be Mayor of. "I live in Dewey Beach and a lot of people have dogs named Dewey in Dewey Beach. Also, all the names of the dogs in the book are names of dogs that were in my life and I think it's an excellent book for someone to read who particular is a new manager, but it's also fun to read if you're a dog lover."
Hanson says her dog Bogie was supposed to be at the launch party, but he, unfortunately, passed away on Thanksgiving.
Her next book signing event will be held at Browseabout Books on December 16th. A portion of the proceeds from "Management Unleased" will go to the Brandywine Valley SPCA.